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Tasha Urgently Needs a Home!

Don’t you think I am a pretty girl?

Thank you for your interest in Tasha. She has a new home!

Tasha is an Oorang-type, very large Airegirl who urgently needs a new home so she can have the hip surgery she so desperately requires. If you provide the home, AireCanada will provide the necessary surgery.

Here’s the situation. Tasha until recently was placed in a foster-to-adopt situation. However, when it was learned that Tasha has severe hip dysplasia which will require surgical intervention, the foster home, due to distance from the veterinarian’s office and an overabundance of stairs in their home, sadly agreed that AireCanada should search for a new placement for this dog. Tasha is presently in a temporary foster situation but needs a foster placement, or even better, a permanent home, with reasonable access to our veterinarian’s clinics in either Coquitlam or North Vancouver.  A home with a limited number of stairs would be considered a bonus.

I have a lot of presence even if I do limp. It’s my left hip that hurts. Despite the pain, I still will greet you happily and wag my tail for you, though.

Tasha is very much a “people” Airedale. She loves people and is very friendly. We have learned that Tasha co-exists nicely with other dogs as long as the dogs are polite and avoid jostling her sore hip. Due to pain, she doesn’t play much at the moment but is happy to be with the current foster home’s two Airedales — a male and a female. She has also visited a training facility that boards dogs and got along well with the other dogs present. Dogs met outside the home may provoke some barking and lunging, an issue that can be addressed through training and may be a result of lack of socialization during puppyhood along with the current high level of pain Tasha is experiencing.

This is me with my friend, Lizi. Lizi weighs about 50 pounds. I tipped the scales at 90 pounds when I last visited Dr. Cichon but I could afford to lose another 10 pounds to regain my girlish figure!

We think that Tasha is a very special girl who deserves every chance AireCanada — and you — can provide her to live a happy and pain-free life.

Tasha is only four years old!

Can you find space in your heart for this  lovely Airedale?

Tasha is available immediately. The sooner she can be placed, the sooner she can have her surgery. A completed online application form from our website is required to either adopt or foster Tasha. If you have already completed an application form and are interested in Tasha, please contact us at the email address below.

For further information, please email britishcolumbia@airecanada.com

Could I come live with you? Please?

 

 

Seda in Ottawa

Seda has found her forever home and has been adopted.  Thanks for the interest.

Seda is a sweet beautiful 6 year old Aire-girl looking for her forever family.  She is located in Ottawa and will be a wonderful companion for the right people.

Five things that need to be considered if thinking about adopting Seda:

1. She hasn’t had very much human affection or interaction. She can be a bit  jumpy, nervous, uneasy at times.
2. She has accidents on the floor occasionally and doesn’t seem to be completely house trained but is really learning the ropes.
3. She never had regular vet visits. Shots were not always kept up to date. Seda is now up to date with vaccinations.  She is tender with her back end and hips, favoring the right side when she sits down.
4. She has had minimal human interaction and is unable to follow commands like sit or lay down. She is very smart but not trained to do the simplest of commands. But I believe she is very capable of learning and we have been working with her everyday to try and teach her.
5. She runs away if given the opportunity. She has to be on a leash at all times when outside. She is not trained to come back to owner when called. When you open the patio door, if not careful, she will dart outside.
The five best things about Seda:
1. She is very affectionate and cuddling with owner after establishing some trust. She loves cuddles.
2. She is very good on walks. Walks beside you with minimal pulling and jumping.
3. She is calm and easy going for an Airedale.  She enjoys quiet environments with no yelling (as it makes her skittish). She enjoys laying on her dog bed in front of the fireplace in close proximity to her owner.
4. She loves dog treats and bones!!
5. She is a smaller female, shorter build. She is a good weight. She eats very well. Seda is a CKC reg. dog from AERIE AIREDALES. Breeder/Owner: Pat Neil.
 She needs an owner to trust, who has patience, who can teach her, provide affection cuddles and lots of human contact, who will walk her and give her lots of exercise and ultimately be the owner that will keep her long term. A quite house would be the ideal environment for her.
Please note Seda will only be placed in a home with a fenced yard and no small children.

Noel – HSI Puppy Mill Raid

ALL Puppy Mill dogs have been adopted.  Thank you for your interest and support.  Watch for some future blog post to see how they are adapting to their new homes!

Our Story:  http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/news/news/dog_rescue_sept2011.html

4 month females, Noel and Merry, being transported from the HSI compound in Montreal to their foster homes.

Merry and Noel’s beautiful Mom traveling beside her aire-pups.  She also had three boys who found their forever homes.  There were also two adult males that are now safe in their new homes.

Noel is the pup standing on the right and is looking for her forever home.  She is a sweet, busy and loving aire-girl.  Her wonderful foster family report she is very bright and eager to learn.  She has a solid grasp on her house breaking and will sit when asked.  She is alllll airedale puppy though so don’t be fooled by those deep brown innocent eyes!

If you think you might be Noel’s forever home, then please complete the adoption application found here.  Please note only homes that have Airedale experience, a fenced yard, no children under 5  and in Ontario will be considered for adoption.  We do not fly dogs and don’t want to transport Noel long distances.  The closer to Ottawa the better.

Please contact Stephanie MacNeill with any further questions: ontario@airecanada.com

 

 

 

 

Puppy Mill Airedales

Thanks to all the support for these wonderful animals, the mill dogs have all been adopted.  Stay tuned for future blog posts on their new lives!

In September Humane Society International (HSI) was involved in the largest puppy mill bust in Canada.  You can read  about it here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/09/17/quebec-puppy-mill-raid.html

The courts ruled on this case Thursday November 24. The owner has been charged and the dogs were handed over to HSI for adoption.  There were indeed Airedales taken in the raid and Airedale rescue has been on the ground working hard to get these dogs to a better place.  As of this weekend we did get custody of the Airedales and given the situation they were in, these dogs are in great shape and seem to have lovely temperaments.  A special shout out goes to our dedicated volunteers who picked up the dogs and are fostering them.  A special thanks goes to Sophia Grabowiecka who was in the facility volunteering with HSI and worked as the contact between Airedale rescue and HSI.  We wouldn’t have these dogs in our care if it wasn’t for the kindness and caring of these wonderful volunteers!  Thank You!

Currently we are desperate to find a foster home in or near the Ottawa area for one young male who is still waiting to be picked up.  Can you please help? 

If you are looking to adopt an Airedale we should have two females and a male available for adoption in the next week or two.  Check back soon for more info and pictures.

Steph in Ontario – rebels_mommy@yahoo.com

 

Home for Christmas?

Here I am! I am very handsome!

Thanks everyone, Max has been adopted.

 

Max is a 7 ½ year old, handsome, well-mannered boy. He is extremely obedient but still a typical Airedale who meets people on his own terms and with some reserve. This is a very, very nice boy who does not beg for food, truly loves people and gets along fine with other dogs.

I really need a new home!

Max has lived with a cat but, being a normal Airedale, will certainly chase chance-met cats as well.  Since he has had no experience with children, it is recommended that he find his forever placement in an adult only home. Max is up-to-date on vaccinations and is neutered.

Please? Take me home?

Max would make an excellent companion for an adult family. He would love to spend the Christmas holidays this year in his new home. Could that be yours?

Max is in Nova Scotia.

Don’t Forget About Teddy in Ontario

Are You My Forever Family?
 
Teddy has been adopted.

 Teddy is still looking for his forever home.  Please consider him!

Teddy came into foster care in August and is still looking for his forever home. He is a 7 year old 52 lb aireboy who loves cuddles and people time. Here is a note from his foster family:

Teddy has been a joy to have around. He has really gotten used to living the family life and is extremely loyal. He’s gotten so comfortable with his foster parents he even jumps up on the couch and bed to stay nice and close to them. He follows his foster parents around wherever they go and almost wags his bum off with excitement when they get home from being out. He really loves his people. He also loves playing with plush toys and helping cook dinner, especially when a crumb is accidentally dropped. He’s getting more comfortable on his leash but still needs to be watched around certain dogs. He sure does know when it’s time for a walk though!
His number one desirable quality is his loyalty. If you’re looking for a forever best friend then Teddy’s your guy. He hasn’t left his foster parents side since he joined them. He always makes sure to be a part of what their doing whether it’s watching TV, mowing the lawn or spending a day at the office.

If you are Teddy’s forever family, please complete the adoption applications and contact Ontario@airecanada.com with any questions. Please note that we do not fly dogs so if you are interested you need to be located in Ontario.

Do you need some “Wisdom”? Try Sophia!

I am very pretty, very alert and very smart!

Sophia has found a new home! Thank you to all who expressed interest in this lovely AireGirl.

Here she is -- checking out her new home!

 

Eight-year-old Sophia, whose name means “Wisdom”, is seeking a new home. This is a very friendly, really happy, good-natured girl who appears to like men, women, children and dogs of all sizes.

Sophia is a healthy, 68 pound, 24” tall Airedale with a soft coat. Apparently, she has learned some “wisdom” during her life since she  is fully house-trained. She is not destructive in any way and is never crated when her foster mom leaves her alone. In fact, Sophia is not especially fond of crates and much prefers to nap on the dogs’ sofa in her present foster home. We note that this clever Airedale avoids the living room furniture and family beds!

I won't chew your furniture but toys are fair game!

Sophia has good recall and walks nicely on leash although she will pull when she wishes to greet a chance-met dog.  She is extremely social with other dogs and will initiate play with the foster home’s two male Airedales as well as with visiting dogs. She knows her name and basic commands such as COME and SIT. Her ability to tolerate cats is unknown.

Because she is a little overweight, Sophia is on a slightly reduced diet. She is fed an excellent grain-free kibble along with cooked eggs, yogurt and a few supplements. Her preferred new home would continue this diet until Sophia’s weight is more controlled.

Groomed to look beautiful and ready for my new home!

Like most Airedales, Sophia has a small quirk.  Occasionally, she will reject the offer of a walk for no apparent reason. We assume that this behavior must be tied into unknown past experiences of some sort and will be overcome in time with patience and understanding.

We like Little Miss Wisdom a great deal. We think she is one of the nicest Airedales we have been asked to rehome in quite some time.

If you would like more information about Sophia who is available to adopters in southwestern BC, please contact Maureen Scott. As with all of our placements, a completed application form is necessary as well as a home visit.

I really REALLY would like to come live with you!